Óliver Díaz

Óliver Díaz
17th June 2022 MPO Marketing
Oliver Diaz is a spanish conductor who will be leading the artistic direction of the Malta Summer Festival held in Valletta

Óliver Díaz

Artistic Director

After studying piano at the Peabody Conservatory of the John Hopkins University, he was awarded with the prestigious ‘Bruno Walter’ orchestral conducting scholarship to study at the Juilliard School of Music with conductor such us, Otto Werner Mueller, Charles Dutoit or Yuri Temirkanov. 

He has also worked in important Spanish opera houses such as the Palau de Les Arts, the Campoamor Theater, the Zarzuela Theater, the Royal Theater of Madrid, the Gran Teatro del Liceu or the Teatro de la Maestranza, and outside our borders, in the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, in the Roman Theater in Orange, in the Royal Opera House in Muscat (Oman), being the first Spanish conductor to debut in the pit of the prestigious Helikon Theater in Moscow.

Between 2015 and 2019 he held the position of Musical Director of the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, and is a founder member and vice-president of the Spanish Association of Orchestra Directors (AESDO).  


In recent years, he has developed his double role as composer and musical arranger in different productions commissioned by the Teatro de la Zarzuela and in an extraordinary project by the RTVE Orchestra. 

He has to his credit more than a dozen recordings made for the record labels NAXOS or Warner Music Spain, among others. 

Future commitments include his return to the Teatro de la Zarzuela, or coliseums such as the Teatro de la Maestranza, the Campoamor Theater in Oviedo or the Gran Teatro del Liceo, as well as concerts in Madrid, Tenerife and his debut in the ABAO season.